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WESSELINGH Paul

Paul WESSELINGH

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Biography

ResidenceDerby, England
AttachmentNotts GC (Hollinwell)
Date of Birth:11/10/1961
Place of BirthLiverpool, England
Height & Weight6ft 1¼in 14st 13lbs (183cm 95kg)
FamilyWife: Tracy (m. 1987); Children: Ryan and Sean (twins) (1994), Jake (1996)
InterestsFootball, Derby County FC, basketball
Turned Pro1985 (5)
Qualifying School2011*

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  • Rick Gibson and Paul Wesselingh try treading grapes with locals after the second round of the Senior Open de Portugal
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  • Paul Wesselingh with (L-R): Jason Wilkes, Gez Almond and Paul Nichol of Help for Heroes Phoenix House Recovery Centre in nearby Catterick (Peter Harrington - Studio Smile Photography)

Biography

Capped a remarkable rise from long-time club professional through to the summit of the Senior Tour ranks when he claimed the John Jacobs Trophy after winning four times in 2013 en route to topping the Order of Merit. Sealed the top spot in style after ending the season with back-to-back victories in the Fubon Senior Open followed by the MCB Tour Championship. Also won twice in four events at the start to the 2013 season, successfully defending his title in the ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship with a magnificent final round 64, before triumphing in the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open, defeating compatriot Kevin Spurgeon in a play-off. Was named Rookie of the Year in 2012 after finishing fifth on the Order of Merit. Finished runner up in the Mallorca Open Senior on his debut before winning the ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship, holding off the challenge of defending champion Andrew Oldcorn. Had spent five years preparing for the Senior Tour, and claimed the second card at the Qualifying School with an impressive performance at Pestana Golf Resort’s Vale da Pinta. Took over from Senior Tour Committee Chairman David J Russell as the head professional at Kedleston Park, near Derby, in 2001. Opted not to try full-time Tour life in the 1990s as he wanted to be around his young family, but represented Great Britain and Ireland against the United States in the PGA Cup on six occasions between 1998 and 2009 and won the European Club Professionals Championship in 2002 and Glenmuir Club Professionals Championship in 2006.

Career RecordMore

Senior Tour Wins5
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1368
28
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 13,855 (2004)

Teams

Professional PGA Cup 1998, 00, 03, 05 (winners), 07, 09

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